Fruits & Vegetables

Fibrous Satinash

Botanical Name: Syzygium fibrosum
Family: Myrtaceae
Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Myrtales
Genus: Syzygium
Species: S. fibrosum


Common Names: Fibrous satinash, Small red apple, (Bamaga) and Apricot satinash.

Habitat : Fibrous Satinash is native to monsoon forests of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Australia.

As it is grown mostly in rain forest the leaf blades of this tree are a little more water resistant than the usual. Growing to the size of 6.3-10.8 x 2.9-5.2 cm, it is supported by the petiole that grows about 0.4-09 cm long.Leaves are opposite, smooth, leathery, elliptic, 5.5–11 cm long and 3.5–55 cm wide. The mid rib supporting the veins of the leaf is found to be imbedded on the upper surface of the leaf, inclining more towards the base of the leaf blade.A number of oil dots also can be spotted along the surface of the leaf. The hind portion or the under surface of the leaf does make the appearance of the veins very obvious.


The flowers are cream with numerous stamens. The pink or red fruit has a flattened globular shape and are about 2 cm wide, containing a singular seed.
The flowers of this tree are another gem to the crown, with many stamen present flower the texture gradually feels creamy. Coming to the fruit of the plant, the fruit globular shaped and flattened in that shape giving a sour taste. This fruit is sometimes a key ingredient that is used for making jellies, jams and confectionery.

The tree is cultivated to a limited extent for its sour fruit, which are used in jams and confectionery.


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